America Is Your Park!

I’m teaming up with Coca-Cola and BlogHer to help fill my readers in on the third annual America Is your Park campaign!

I’m so happy to have found out about this campaign and to help spread the word. Basically, the goal is for you to vote for your favorite park and the park could win money for improvements, updates, etc!

Last year, over 13 million votes were cast by those hoping to support their parks! That is a TON of votes.

Why support your favorite park?

Parks are the go-to place for you, for your community! They provide places for friends, families and neighbors to be active and enjoy the outdoors together. They help build a sense of coming together. Not only do families interact, so do children. They do a lot of learning to interact in parks. Not only with other children, but with their surroundings.

The park with the most votes wins a $100,000 recreation grant from the Coca-Cola Live Positively Initiative!

There will be more than one winner, too! The second and third place parks will win $50,000 and $25,000 grants!

On top of those, one lucky park will be chosen at random, from the remaining top 25 spots on the leader board to win a $15,000 grant.

These opportunities give your park a wonderful chance to win a recreation grant!
ANY size park can win, big or small!

TO VOTE: It’s easy – the click of a button!

For 1 vote – Go to , find your park – VOTE! That easy! You can vote as many times as you like!

For 100 votes – “Check-in” at your favorite park using foursquare. Yes, 100 VOTES! That is a lot!
For all the rules and more information, browse around

If you don’t see your park, just add it! There is an arrow to page over in the bottom to look for parks as well as a place to type in.

I voted for Hunter Park in Tulsa, OK. It’s relatively close to us and we have always loved going there. We’ve gone quite a bit with our nieces and nephew and before too long, we will be taking Knox & Sloane quite often! I want it to be a place they can grow up and one we can feel comfortable to take them. Not that it isn’t now, but there is room for improvement!

Our nieces and nephew with us at the park….

I was pregnant with Knox & Sloane :) I can’t wait until they are running around playing there!

For more than 40 years, Coca-Cola has aimed to help support maintaining and building parks across the nation. Whether it’s buying new recreation equipment or improving activity areas, these grants that are awarded will help improve places people go to play. This is a family-friendly competition and everyone is encouraged to participate!

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Only legal residents of the 50 U.S. (and D.C.) who are at least 13 years old and reside within the U.S. at the time of participation are eligible to vote for a Park. Participate on behalf of a Park by: July 15, 2012. The 3 most popular Parks will be offered a grant and there will be 1 Wild Card drawing at the end of the Contest to award an additional grant. To participate, for Official Rules, and complete details including grant descriptions, visit Void where prohibited.

A few reminders:
– Newest post in the Huggies series on expecting and parenting is HERE.
– Enter to win one of three $500 SpaFinder gift card, HERE, by telling me how you feel about aging!
– Enter to win a $1000 Visa gift card AND a $200 Sherwin Williams gift card HERE.
– $100 Target gift, anyone? go enter HERE!
– Be sure to check out the For MOMs by MOMs posts HERE. I’m hoping to join back in soon on our NEW BLOG!



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